Posts Tagged ‘potpourri’

Highlights For Hot Links

Sunday, 19 January 2020


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Jurassic Park sweded [via].

99 years ago this happened.

THIS made me smile [sound up].

The best Christmas present of his life.

The Guide To Baby Sleep Positions [via].

Earliest Known Customer Complaint “Letter” (ca. 1750 BC ).


A Slime Mold Solves A Maze [vid].

Analysis Of How A Slime Mold Solves A Maze [.pdf].

The Analysis Of How A Slime Mold Solves A Maze uses the differential form of Grönwall’s lemma (proven in 1919 by a guy named Grönwall).


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Mere months after Donald Trump was inaugurated, the author of that blog managed to politicize Highlights For Children. “I am a collage artist whose work has focused on examining social fictions whether politically, gender-based, or race by deconstructing the vast cultural clutter of mid-century America.” LOL.

Uropygidian Hot Links

Sunday, 12 January 2020

Dixie.

Our tax dollars at work.

The best Chuck Berry album ever.

Terrence K. Williams is a hoot. Here’s a taste.

Damascus steel from Balls from the bearing.”

Douche in a Camaro [via]. “Notice how everything was just fine until Mr Jacobs called… “

San Diego has a voting registration rate of 117%. This is AFTER purging a half-million inactive voters (i.e., non-residents and the dead).


Happy Birthday to Jeff Bezos, Marco Boogers, George Duke, The Amazing Kreskin, Sheila Jackson Lee, Rush Limbaugh, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Howard Stern, Rob Zombie, and someone else whose name I won’t mention but his initials are Bunk Strutts.


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[Top image: That’s a vinegaroon. Need one for a special occasion? Click here.]

 

‘Splody Throne Hot Links

Sunday, 5 January 2020

Jenga Dog.

Here’s an interesting “What If.

Some good things happened.

5 doomsday predictions that didn’t happen.

The Human Calculator knows math shortcuts similar to the Trachtenberg System. His proposed calendar is cool, too.

Big surf at The Wedge in 2019. Only saw one shoulder hopper.

The word “too” is sexist. That and 22 more examples of PC stupid.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters promised to save a non-existant island.


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[Top image: Toilet goes all ‘splody after lightning strikes septic tank. More unusual weather phenomena of 2019 here.]

 

Call Before Midnight Tonight Hot Links

Sunday, 29 December 2019

Largest shovel-tailed snow snake ever seen.

From The Juvenile But Funny Department: Win / Fail.

Skee-Ball is my life.” Guy’s dream project got stomped by SJWs.

DIY lifehack for Teenagers. Similar How To Do It vids linked here.

Throwing dollar bills to bums on LA’s skid row from the top of a $50k van is not a humanitarian gesture. Dude thinks he’s feeding animals.

Yeah, the days are getting longer, but at least it’s not the end of the decade.” Bunk Strutts 29 December 2019


From The Statistical Statistics Department:

The Federal Bureaus of Prisons: says 92.9% non-whites and 7.1% whites were incarcerated as of 21 December 2019, therefore it’s a racist system. Oh wait…

The “For Every 100 Girls/Women” chart is interesting. Links to stats backing it up are here [via].

Now about the minimum wage…


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[Top image: Ron Popeil.]

Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself Hot Links

Sunday, 15 December 2019

The Ass of the Sphinx.

Archie McFee’s Rubber Chicken Choir. Related link here.

We Build The Wall is under attack by faux environmentalists.
[UPDATE: Commenter Stan noticed that the site’s link doesn’t link properly to the story. Here it is.]

Titania McGrath: One of the best satirical accounts that hasn’t been permanently banned from Twitter: “Heterosexuality was invented by patriarchs as a means to justify their subjugation of women.” 😀


From The Gabba Gabba Hey Dept:

End Of The Century official trailer.

The Curse of The Ramones. Mikal Gilmore lifted most of his material from the 2003 documentary for his 2016 article published in Rolling Stone.

Justice for Damone Ramone.


Read Article I Section 2 Clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution.

The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.

If you’re 18 or older, now is a good time to re-read The Bill Of Rights.

No time for that? Constitutional lawyer Mark Levin breaks it down in only 6 minutes.


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[Top image: That’s one person’s approximation of the visual effect of a “visual migraine.” They are generally infrequent, usually benign, and last 20-30 minutes. Mine are similar, but look like a thin flashing jagged semicircle of neon white and sky blue shiny tinsel that starts small and gradually expands. No headaches, just temporary visual perception oddness.]

Hose-Belting-Packing Hot Links

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Chomp.

A Few Goodmen.

Roadtrip dashcam.

And meme rolls on [via].

Arguing fact on Twitter.

What happens when a cat plays Dungeons & Dragons.

You Have The Right To Remain Silent. Now they’re attacking The Salvation Army.


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[Top image: Alcohol smuggling ca. 1926, via here.]

Your Own Public Idaho Hot Links

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Shiny Idaho Postcards.


Doggie Duty [language warning].

The Laughing Policeman (Charles Penrose,1922).

This kind of crap should disgust you. More on the story here, and this is a great response.


Meanwhile in Hong Kong…

She thought she was going to win.

From the This Kinda Creeps Me Out Department:
Never heard the term “spatchcocking” before. (It’s a gerund or present participle.)


Forget “Global Warming.” Forget “Climate Change.” Get ready for “Global Meltdown” and “Climate Collapse.” We’re dooooomed.

I rolled my eyes when I read the original story, but this commentary is funny. [NSFW, NSFK]


From the This Is Very Cool Department BUT:

During the U.S. campaign against al Qaida terrorists in Afghanistan, the U.S. government offered hefty bounties for al Qaida, Taliban, and other insurgent leaders. These bounties were highly publicized although rarely collected.

U.S. Central Command decided to toy with the terrorist commanders: Military and intelligence analysts drew up a list of high-value targets, followed by a public announcement that the bounty on a particular terrorist leader had been slashed  Word was whispered in the local markets that the man wasn’t worth the higher reward because he had been injured or been deemed incompetent.

According to Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker of The New York Times, the “less-valuable leader” then wanted “to prove he was still important and worthy of the higher bounty. Even senior members of al Qaida’s global network had been suckered by the ruse and were picked up after they made themselves visible not long after the bounty on their heads was reduced.”

Norman Polmar, “To Understand Russian Submarines, Think Outside The Box” USNI Proceedings, October 2019. http://www.usni.org

So why did the NYT expose a military PsyOps tactic, how did they find out about it, and why did USNI decide to echo it?


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.
(The one from 2009 had some funny in the comments.)


Title above is a reference to this (as if you didn’t know).

Inverted Hot Pot Hot Links

Sunday, 24 November 2019

THIS.

Donald and Lydia.

Reserved Parking.

Whatever it is, I’m against it.

The first Elvis impersonator was female?


Flash Basbo, Space Explorer.

Greta Thunberg, Time Traveler.

One college football game impacted “the survival of the human race.


Mark Levin‘s book “UNFREEDOM OF THE PRESS” is worth a read no matter which political aisle your assigned seat is on.

USNI’s PROCEEDINGS asked readers, “What is the most realistic submarine movie ever made?” The German version of Das Boot topped the list.


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A Humble Request. Updated: More surgery scheduled.


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Ain’t No Linkage Hot Links

Sunday, 17 November 2019

Kermit.

Miss Piggy.

No linkage.

Zombie lore.

A Review [via].

Shredder vs. Bubble Wrap.

Not all shredders are equal.

Spinning Wilson’s Phalaropes [via].

When The Levee Breaks [original version].

Life under socialism in 2019. THIS IS A MUST READ.

Haka for Mr. Dawson Tamatea’s Funeral Service 2015.

From the This-Will-Creep-You-Out Dept.: Chinese man complained of hearing scratching sounds.

Norwegian salmon pan-fried with lemon pepper and sumac, on a salad of kale, green leaf lettuce, bean sprouts, and pickled roasted red peppers, with maple balsamic dressing.
I’ll pass. Gimme a bag o’ sliders instead.

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Screen Capping Hot Links

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Ruth Brown’s chair [via].

Covfefe Wins the Breeder’s Cup.

Don’t look at this without protection.

Porcupine talks about pumpkins [via].

“We don’ need no steenkin’ border wall!” Oh wait

I don’t know who put it together, but THIS is a great mix.

Guy cheats on his diet & his trainer goes all Mr. T on him.
(Sound up!)

The Wrangellian Eruptions preceded The Carnian Pluvial Episode.
But you already knew that.

Carl Sagan’s Bullsh*t detector. I saw this long ago, and it works. The linked post include a list of classic logical fallacies (including “Begging the Question,” and it doesn’t mean what you think it means).


From the “Well, Duh” Department:

It takes 11.57 days for a million seconds to pass.
It takes 31 years 8.5 months for a billion seconds to pass.
It takes 31,710 years for a trillion seconds to pass.

Oh, and 1 millionth of a mile = 1/16th of an inch.


It amazes me that this needs to be explained, but there it is.
I remember a teacher that I had…


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.


A Humble Request. Updated: Great news. She was finally allowed to grant POA to her long-time friend. Thanks to all who contribute – every little bit helps.


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